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Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Survey Report On Butyl Glycidyl Ether (BGE) Exposure At Celanese Polymer Specialties Company, Plant 8700, Louisville, Kentucky, Report No. IWS-92-14.

Authors
Cox-C
Source
NIOSH 1979 Jan:5 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00134642
Abstract
A NIOSH walkthrough industrial hygiene survey was conducted to identify a group of male workers exposed to butyl-glycidyl-ether (2426086). The survey was conducted to determine eligibility for a study of the effects of this chemical on reproductive histories. The work force at the BGE production factory consisted of 330 employees, including 250 production workers. Fifty workers were rotated from one epoxy production section to another. In the study section, only 6 workers were used at any one time, but all 50 workers were included within a given year. The process system was enclosed, but direct exposure was required during the packaging process. Previous air monitoring indicated a maximum concentration of 1.5 parts per million butyl-glycidyl-ether in the packaging area. The reactor area was well ventilated, and the packaging area had two mechanical exhaust systems. The production constituted only 1 to 2 percent of total epoxy production at the factory. In that process, workers were also exposed to butyl-alcohol (71363) and epichlorohydrin (106898). Because the workers were rotated, the operators were exposed to other toxic substances. Therefore, NIOSH concludes that any adverse effect found on male reproductive histories cannot be attributed conclusively to butyl-glycidyl-ether exposure. It recommends that these workers not be included in the study.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-study; Plastics-industry; Environmental-exposure; Health-hazards; Work-practices; Safety-research; Occupational-exposure; IWS-92-14; Region-4;
CAS No.
2426-08-6; 71-36-3; 106-89-8;
Publication Date
19790119
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-252945
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
IWS-92-14
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Source Name
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Industrial Hygiene Survey Report No. IWS-92-14, 5 pages
State
OH;
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